Friday, September 30, 2016

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - MUSIC BY THE BAND THE FIN.

There are times you discovered songs or artists or groups that you get so excited so about you want to whole to listen to them. This is the moment. I just recently find out about The fin. and I want the whole to listen to their music. The fin. is an indie group in Kobe, consists of Uchino on vocals and synthesizer, Ryosuke Odagaki on guitar, Takayasu Taguchi on bass and Kaoru Nakazawa on drums. Their musical style is heavily influenced by dream pop genre. There’s an ethereal quality in every of their songs. The breathy, smooth and high vocals of Uchino and atmospheric texture of their melodies will give you a transcendent experiences.

The fin.- Night Time



The fin. - Through The Deep


Thursday, September 29, 2016

MODEL PORTRAIT - MARK (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos I shot of male model Mark B. from ELMER OLSEN MODELS.


MODEL: MARK (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)
PHOTOGRAPHER: EDWIN CABRERA (EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)








#THURSDAYTHROWBACK - MARLON BRANDO IN "A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE"

There is no doubt that one of the most iconic performances in both film and play is Marlon Brando’s portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in “A Street Car Named Desire”. Brando was an unknown actor before the release of the film. The film skyrocketed his fame and earned him his first of his four consecutive Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Brando oozes animalistic masculine sex appeal in every scene as Stanley Kowalski. His explosive riveting raw performance inspired a whole generation of actors.
There’s a story that Marlon Brando was not the first choice for the role, John Garfield, Burt Lancaster, Van Heflin, Edmond O'Brien, John Lund, and Gregory Peck was being considered before him. Director Elia Kazan gave Brando a $20, a broke actor back then to see Tennessee Williams on his Provincetown home. But it took Brando three days to arrive there because he decided to hitchhike and keep the money. It was only 10 minutes to his audition when Williams excitedly announced that he was perfect for the role.
Fashion wise. Brando’s amazing look in a sweaty t-shirt marked the rise of the apparel as a cool classic menswear staple.





Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - STARBOY BY THE WEEKND FEATURING DAFT PUNK

I'm in love with this song. Finally here's THE WEEKND's new song featuring Daft Punk, "Starboy". This going to hit no. 1 on all the charts.
 

The Weeknd - Starboy ft. Daft Punk

SHORT FILM - TASHI AND THE MONK BY ANDREW HINTON AND JOHNNY BURKE

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place.  Committed to raising children with love and compassion, former Buddhist monk Lobsang Phuntsok attempts to heal his own childhood abandonment by adopting 85 unwanted children and growing them as a family at Jhamtse Ghatsal, a remote children's community in the foothills of the Himalayas.

The film follows Jhamtse's newest arrival, a wild and troubled 5-year-old girl named Tashi, as she learns what love is and how it can help her to heal.





Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LIST OF MEMORABLE SINGING SCENES BY A FEMALE CHARACTER IN FILMS

Here is the list of some of the memorable singing scenes by a female character in movies.

RITA HAYWORTH - GILDA -"Put The Blame On Mame"

Legendary actress Rita Hayworth’ is probably best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, “Gilda”, in which she played the femme fatale. One of the most memorable scenes in the film is when she performed the song “Put the Blame On Mame” where she performed a legendary one-glove striptease. It caused a lot of furor from the censors during that time.
Put the Blame on Mame" is a song by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. It is originally written for the film Gilda. In keeping with the film character Gilda being "the ultimate femme fatale", the song used the name Mame as a reference to the notorious criminal named Mame who cause of three well-known violent events in American history.







MARLENE DIETRICH - BLUE ANGEL - "Falling in love again "

The film “The Blue Angel” is introduced the iconic actress Marlene Dietrich worldwide. Dietrich played the role of Lola, a sexy cabaret singer who caused the downfall of a respectable schoolmaster (played by Emil Jannings). Her portrayal of an uninhibited woman not only established her stardom but also provided the mold for a modern vixen archetype. The film was shot simultaneously in German- and English-language versions. “The Blue Angel” was banned in Nazi Germany in 1933
"Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" (Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt") song was composed by Friedrich Hollaender . It was originally performed in the “The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel)”. It became Marlene Dietrich’s anthem. Marlene Die Marlene Dietrich, who also recorded the most famous English version, which became her anthem. The English lyrics were written by Sammy Lerner.






MARILYN MONROE - GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - "Diamonds are a girl's best friend"

“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” is a jazz song about exploiting men for their money and performed by Marilyn Monroe in the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. The song was listed as the 12th most important film song of all time by the American Film Institute. Marilyn Monroe played gold-digging showgirl Lorelei Lee. The performance of the song occurred in the part of the film when her fiance arrives at the cabaret to see her after his father canceled her letter of credit and forced her to work in a nightclub in France. Diamonds are an element in another story line in the film, in which Lorelei is given a diamond tiara by the mine owner, in gratitude for her recovering the scandalous photographs.
Marilyn Monroe’s performance of the song has been considered iconic that it has been referenced by modern pop artists like Madonna, Kylie Minogue and other. “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin.





Thursday, September 15, 2016

TRAILERS FROM SOME OF THE BEST FILMS AT TIFF (TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) 2016

Here are some of the best films that created a lot of buzz from audience and critics at TIFF (TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) 2016.



THE BIRTH OF A NATION - DIRECTED BY NATE PARKER
Writer-director Nate Parker reclaims the title of D.W. Griffith’s KKK-boosting 1916 milestone for this epic chronicle of the life of Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion against white plantation owners in 1831 Virginia. Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo,Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, as Jackie Earle Haley




GIANTS OF AFRICA -HUBERT DAVIS DOCUMENTARY
Hubert Davis chronicles the inspirational work of Giants of Africa, a program founded by Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri that uses basketball to educate and enrich the lives of underprivileged African youth.




LION -DIRECTED BY GARTH DAVIS
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Cast : Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel


SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- BEST OF CANADIAN MUSIC FROM THE 90'S

I think Canadian Music was at top of its form during the 90's. There were a lot of Canadian artists in every different genre, (rock, pop,dance, R&B) whether from the big label or indies topping the charts all over the world. Also back then there was CHUM’s MUCH MUSIC with their very interesting VJs promoting Canadian Music.

Sarah McLachlan - Building A Mystery

Moist - Push

Our Lady Peace - Clumsy

I Mother Earth- Another Sunday


ART HAPPENING - "JEPPE HEIN : A NEW END ON VIEW AT WORLD'S END IN HINGHAM

Berlin and Copenhagen-based artist Jeppe Hein’s whose work often combines elements of humor with the traditions of minimalism and conceptual art, presents a new site-specific labyrinth installation at Massachausetts’s scenic World’s End in Hingham. The work, currently on view and titled A New End, is part of a new two-year outdoor art initiative, Art and The Landscape, presented by The Trustees and curated by guest curator Pedro Alonzo, and will be open to the public through October 2017.

As part of its yearlong 125th Anniversary celebration, The Trustees, Massachusetts’ largest conservation and preservation nonprofit, is featuring a multi-year, site-specific outdoor art initiative entitled Art and The Landscape. With the help of independent curator Pedro Alonzo, the new initiative is designed to present compelling contemporary art in a public landscape to create inspirational and meditative experiences for visitors at some of its most iconic and historic properties. The physical structure of Hein’s reflective labyrinth is inspired by the shape of the surrounding hills at World’s End and is composed of three lines of reflective columns that create a spiral. The stainless steel totems start at a height of 3 feet and rise to 9 feet towards the center. From a bird’s eye view, the configuration of the posts resembles the cross section of a nautilus shell.

On the surface, Hein’s reflective mirror pavilions invite play and instill a sense of wonder in the viewer, transforming the public’s perception of reality through a participatory sensory experience. They intended to pull the viewer away from their everyday surroundings, and to lower boundaries and barriers in encounters with others.

A New End, by Jeppe Hein, will be on view at World’s End in Hingham starting in August 2016 and The Meeting House, by renowned multimedia artist Sam Durant, is on display at The Old Manse in Concord, a National Historic Landmark, through October 2016.





Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ART HAPPENING- "THE COLOR LINE: AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS AND SEGREGATION" @ MUSE'E DU QUAI BRANLY, FRANCE

"nothing more concrete, more real than a line, a color." Theo van Doesbourg
African-American artists had to consider these elements from both art and political perspective.  From the abolition of slavery onwards, American society was effectively divided by the famous "color line".  "The Color Line" was the title of an article by the great black leader Frederick Douglass that was published in the North American Review in June 1881. The term refers to the segregation of black people that began in the United States in 1877 after the Reconstruction period that followed the end of the American Civil War in 1865. The ratification of the 13th Amendment marked the beginning of a new era in American history, with slavery giving way to a century of segregation that finally ended in 1964, following a series of struggles, with the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon Johnson.

Over the past thirty years, there has been a growing awareness in the United States of the rich diversity of work by African-American artists since the abolition of slavery. However, Europe in general and France more specifically have been slow to recognize African-American art from this period of US history.

For the first time, this exhibition brings to France works by preeminent African-American artists who remain little known outside of the United States and explores this period of US history through the eyes of those who had to fight against this discriminatory “color line”. The exhibition, through a chronological and thematic route of some 200 works - painting, sculpture, photography, film, music, graphic design and comics - pays tribute to the richness and diversity of these creations

The primary aim of "THE COLOR LINE: African-American Artists and Segregation"  is to restore the featured works and their creators to their rightful place. The 600 original works and documents featured in the exhibition cover the main artistic fields and help visitors grasp the inexorable power of artistic creation as vehicle for rights and freedoms.





Robert Duncanson, "Uncle Tom and Little Eva" - Adago, Paris 2016




Alex Rogers (paroles) Bert Williams (musique) 



Henry Ossawa Tanner, "The Young Sabot Maker" - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Thursday, September 08, 2016

MARC JACOBS FALL 2016 CAMPAIGN VIDEO DIRECTED BY HYPE WILLIAMS

Marc Jacobs collaborated with director Hype Williams to film his fall 2016 campaign featuring interesting casts.
 




Cast: Courtney Love, Marc Jacob, Marilyn Manson, Susan Sarandon, Adwoa Aboah, Ally Ertel, Anna Cleveland, Binx Walton, Cara Delevingne, Carlos Santolalla, Cheyenne Keuben, Estella Boersma, Flo Dron, Genesis P-Orridge, Grace Bol, Jamie Bochert, John Tuite, Julia Banas, Julia Nobis, Kendall Jenner, Kiki Willems,Riley Montana ,Sarah Abney, Tyg Davison, Willy Morsch
Photographer: David Sims
Fashion Editor/Stylist :Katie Grand
Hair Stylist : Guido Palau
Makeup Artist : Diane Kendal
Set Designer : Stefan Beckman
Casting Director : Anita Bitton